A Proposed Classification of Basin Plains
Published:January 01, 1991
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Orrin H. Pilkey, Claudia Hokanson, 1991. "A Proposed Classification of Basin Plains", From Shoreline to Abyss: Contributions in Marine Geology in Honor of Francis Parker Shepard, Robert H. Osborne
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A classification of basin plains is proposed using three basin parameters: 1) the extent to which sand layers cover the basin-plain floor; 2) the regional-shape trends of sandbody distribution on the plain; and 3) the distribution of sediment from canyon-mouth entry points (sand sources) around the plain margin.
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From Shoreline to Abyss: Contributions in Marine Geology in Honor of Francis Parker Shepard
From Shoreline to Abyss: Contributions in Marine Geology in Honor of Francis Parker Shepard - Francis P. Shepard left a rich scientific legacy including more than 230 published papers and books primarily addressed to the study of submarine canyons and turbidity currents, continental shelves and associated sediments, coastal processes and sediments and marine physiography and tectonics. He is best remembered for his work on submarine canyons; however, his broad range of scientific interests and his remarkable ability to break new ground in each of these disciplines have served as a model for at least four generations of ?Shepard? students. This new work from these Shepard students addresses problems in marine geology from the global scale to the local outcrop scale. Relationships among tectonics, eustacy and both siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentation create a unifying theme. Special topics include coastal processes, shelf and slope evolution, and submarine canyon and fan systems.